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Poster: tigerbolt Date: Feb 28, 2007 1:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: i hope the jerry movie never happens

curious to see if i'm the only one who doesn't want hollywood draggin jerry in the mud from second hand talk.yeah he did this and that etc..i just hope it crashes and burns.let the man rest in peace.he was special person and can not be duplicated by anyone,just let it be.enough is enough.if this happens we are going to see people who don't give a shit about him or his music wearing jerry shirts just because it's hip for the moment.i never searched for the grateful dead it just came to me for a reason and i bet that happen to most of you.it's not for everybody.let the man be.my 5 cents(inflation pun)

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Poster: Cranky1 Date: Mar 1, 2007 4:56am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: i hope the jerry movie never happens

When Hollywood makes a movie about a figure like Jerry, it becomes the definitive experience of that individual for most people and I'm certain that they'd lose the essence of the man.
"All our best men are laughed at in this nightmare land.”
Jack Kerouac

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Poster: WHARFRAT Date: Feb 28, 2007 4:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: i hope the jerry movie never happens

YEA hollywood would screw it up.
They'd probaly get Cheech and Chong.

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Poster: caspersvapors Date: Feb 28, 2007 7:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: i hope the jerry movie never happens

as I said in the other thread I hope it never happens

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Poster: smi2les Date: Feb 28, 2007 8:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: i hope the jerry movie never happens

I agree.......you know how junkies are, they'll just want to know where he scored in chytown.

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Poster: BryanE Date: Feb 28, 2007 6:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: i hope the jerry movie never happens

I'm one of the biggest fans of the movies who frequents this forum, and while the notion of a Jerry Garcia movie is undeniably intriguing, I may have to go with you on this, tigerbolt, as I've already indicated twice today. In all likelihood, it would amount to a cheapening of what his real value as an artist actually was and still is. You might as well read the Cliff's Notes version of Blair Jackson's book, and I don't mean Cliff Hucker's Notes, which I'm sure would be a better read, anyway.

For a long time, I thought the story of Kesey, the Acid Tests, The Merry Pranksters, and The Grateful Dead would make a fascinating movie. But as I saw in the brief video clip of the Acid Test Graduation, as well as what I have heard of extant Acid Test tapes, the personnel involved in that scene were speaking a language that was exclusive to their own circle which does not translate very well to the world that the rest of us are living in. Esoterica does not necessarily an entertaining movie make, and it would take an extraordinary writing and filmmaking team to produce something that is both watchable and true to the events and the people who participated in them. As Tom Wolfe said repeatedly in his book, taken from what Kesey told him (and apparently what Sandy told him, too, because other Pranksters have characterized Wolfe's book as being overwhelmingly from his perspective), so often they were of the mindset to create "your own movie," and that movie probably wouldn't play in Peoria.

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Poster: sydthecat2 Date: Feb 28, 2007 2:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: i hope the jerry movie never happens

The whole thing scares me.

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Poster: deadn73 Date: Feb 28, 2007 2:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: i hope the jerry movie never happens

personally I really do not want to see a Jerry Garcia movie regardless of who is directing or acting, I think you pretty much summed up my feelings about it Tigerbolt

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Poster: rosey842 Date: Feb 28, 2007 3:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: i hope the jerry movie never happens

As anyone would know, Tiger posts the best pictures. Who would play the young Jerry?? It doesn't matter, this sounds like a bad project all around. Would take away from the music....

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Poster: kschneid Date: Feb 28, 2007 1:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: i hope the jerry movie never happens

I'm all for it if Peter Jackson directs. He's the only one with the balls to include the seven hour guitar jams.

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Poster: ghostofpig Date: Feb 28, 2007 2:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: i hope the jerry movie never happens

Actually, he could star as Jerry as well. Certainly has the beard and the girth.

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Poster: rastamon Date: Feb 28, 2007 1:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: i hope the jerry movie never happens

I'd rather have Oliver Stone directing it. The Doors was very well done by him

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Poster: kschneid Date: Feb 28, 2007 1:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: i hope the jerry movie never happens

And Val Kilmer's, um, big enough to play Jerry too! Well, almost.

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Poster: Chris Freedom Date: Mar 1, 2007 4:10am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: i hope the jerry movie never happens

I disagree because
1)iT WOULD BE A GOOD EXCUSE TO GO TO A MIDNIGHT MOVIE AGAIN

2) iF THE MOVIE IS EVEN HALFWAY DECENT IT WILL BRING MORE PEOPLE TO SEARCH OUT THE DEADS MUSIC

3) mAYBE REESE WITHERSPOON CAN PLAY MOUNTAIN GIRL

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Poster: tigerbolt Date: Mar 1, 2007 6:02am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: i hope the jerry movie never happens

i don't care who directs it or what famous starlet they use to try to sell the movie.bad idea and will search out a vodoo priest if i have to.like i said before people don't search for grateful dead music,the grateful dead music searches out for people.do we really need to see untalented people like justin timberlake wearing garcia shirts and claiming how he's into him.lol let jerry rest and spread his music to those the music searches out for.i leave you with kesey's eulogy of jerry.after reading it tell me how hollywood can make a movie about a spirit like that.anyway are vodoo priest in the yellow pages.lol MESSAGE TO GARCIA

by Ken Kesey

Hey, Jerry-- what's happening? I caught your funeral. Weird. Big Steve was good. And Grissman. Sweet sounds. But what really stood out -- stands out -- is the thundering silence, the lack, the absence of that golden Garcia lead line, of that familiar slick lick with the uptwist at the end, that merry snake twining through the woodpile, flickering in and out of the loosely stacked chords...a wriggling mystery, bright and slick as fire... suddenly gone.

And the silence left in its wake was-- is-- positively ear-splitting.

Now they want me to say something about that absence, Jer. Tell some backstage story, share some poigniant reminescence. But I have to tell you, man: I find myself considerably disinclined. I mean, why go against the grain of such an eloquent silence?

I remember standing out in the pearly early dawn after the Muir Beach Acid Test, leaning on the top rail of a driftwood fence with you and Lesh and Babbs, watching the world light up, talking about our glorious futures. The gig had been semi-successful and the air was full of exulted fantasies. Babbs whacks Phil on the back.

"Just like the big time, huh Phil."

"It is! It is the big time! Why, we could cut a chart-busting record to-fucking-morrow!"

I was even more optimistic. "Hey, we taped tonight's show. We could release a record tomorrow.

"Yeah right--" (holding up that digitally challenged hand the way you did when you wanted to call attention to the truth or the lack thereof) "--and a year from tomorrow be recording a Things Go Better With Coke commercial."

You could be a sharp-tongued popper-of-balloons shit-head when you were so inclined, you know. A real bastard. You were the sworn enemy of hot air and commercials, however righteous the cause or lucrative the product. Nobody ever heard you use that microphone as a pulpit. No anti-war rants, no hymns to peace. No odes to the trees and All things Organic. No ego-deaths or born-againnesses. No devils denounced no gurus glorified. No dogmatic howlings that I ever caught wind of. In fact, your steadfast denial of dogma was as close as you ever came to having a creed.

And to the very end, Old Timer, you were true to that creed. No commercials. No trendy spins. No bayings of belief. And if you did have any dogma you surely kept it tied up under the back porch where a smelly old hound belongs.

I guess that's what I mean about a loud silence. Like Michaelangelo said about sculpting, "The statue exists inside the block of marble. All you have to do is chip away the stone you don't need." You were always chipping away at the superficial.

It was the false notes you didn't play that kept that lead line so golden pure. It was the words you didn't sing. So this is what we are left with, Jerry: this golden silence. It rings on and on without any hint of let up...on and on. And I expect it will still be ringing years from now.

Because you're still not playing falsely. Because you're still not singing Things Go Better With Coke.

Ever your friend,

Keez

This post was modified by tigerbolt on 2007-03-01 14:02:18

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Poster: deadn73 Date: Mar 1, 2007 6:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: i hope the jerry movie never happens

Absolutely fuckin perfect! thank you for that tigerbolt, one of the best reads ive had in a while, and trust me im right there with you with the voodoo doll